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Hyatt Regency Sarasota
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1000 Boulevard Of The Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236   |  
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Ranked #6 of 46 Hotels in Sarasota
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Almost 5 stars (for 4 stars price)!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Usually - we would prefer to stay at a 5 stars hotel like the Ritz Carlton next door there. But my husband was booked to take part in a conference there, so we decided to explore ..
It is not a 5 stars hotel, but the friendly front desk made it almost as enjoyable.
We had an important dinner to attend, and the nice team arranged a hair dresser and a make up artist, to come to our room. When the hair dresser was stuck in traffic, the front desk kept calling him, ensuring, he was on his way.
The hotel is located near the new-trendy shopping area. We tried couple of tasty eateries, suggested by the hotel team, and enjoyed it.
The eatery inside the hotel is not bad at all.
The gym is OK. So is the pool.
So we paid half of what we would pay next door, but enjoyed our stay and would come again.

Room Tip: We had a room with a balcony, which made us feel, like we had moor space.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rhett W, Director of Sales at Hyatt Regency Sarasota, responded to this review, September 23, 2014
Thank you very much for your feedback. We are glad that you were able to give us a try as opposed to your usual brand and hope that your experiences here will help sway your decisions toward Hyatt during your future travels. We are the only AAA 4-Diamond hotel in the area, but certainly try to provide authentic hospitality and 5-Star service to all of our guests. Thank you again for your sharing your comments!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Had a wonderful "get-away" long weekend at this beautiful property! Celebrated my birthday and our wedding anniversary. Entire staff was extremely friendly, professional, courteous, and quite attentive. All had helpful suggestions for dining and activities in the area. The on-site restaurant had good food and good service. Breakfast buffet was outstanding -- delicious. The pool area is very unique and a great atmosphere -- waterfall -- and lots of outdoor seating. Fire pit is a nice addition for cool evenings. Great views! One side the marina, the other downtown Sarasota. Both winners! Very convenient to the beaches just over the causeway. St. Armand's Circle and Lido beach very convenient -- great shopping and dining -- unique experience. Siesta Key beach also convenient. Our room was very clean and had a modern flair. All amenities were very nice. The resort opportunities at the hotel are outstanding -- kayaks, peddle boats, etc. Good times for just a couple or for families.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rhett W, Director of Sales at Hyatt Regency Sarasota, responded to this review, September 23, 2014
Thank you so much for the great review of your recent stay with us! Sounds like you were able to take advantage of many of our amenities and we couldn't be happier that you had such a positive experience. Again, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us and our potential future guests!
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I've stayed at a number of different hotels in Sarasota, but the Hyatt Regency stands out as the best in my experience. Staff were great--very friendly and attentive to needs. It appears to be newly refurbished--everything was fresh, clean, attractive and up to date. Our room was large and had a great view looking out to the marina and the bay, especially from our little balcony. Delightful to sit out there in the evening. Comfortable bed with nice linens; small but handy bathroom. Closet bigger than usual. Fast and reliable internet service.
We ate only breakfast at the restaurant--it was included in our room rate--but it was quite satisfactory and as in the hotel the staff were great.
Very convenient to the airport, downtown, and St. Armand's. We didn't use the Hyatt shuttle but it runs to the circle, Lido, and downtown on a regular schedule that looked very convenient for guests who didn't care to drive. Since we were in town on personal business, we didn't use the resort amenities--can't comment on them but they looked good. We spoke to other guests during the stay and they also seemed very happy with the resort.
Our stay was in the height of summer so of course we got a great rate, which made our stay an excellent value.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rhett W, Director of Sales at Hyatt Regency Sarasota, responded to this review, September 23, 2014
Thank you very much for your helpful review! We were glad to hear you had such a positive experience here and we look forward to your return...when you can hopefully enjoy some of the amenities included in our new resort program. Thanks again - happy travels!
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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We have stayed in several different places in Sarasota. The Hyatt Regency is one of our favorites. The staff is very attentive. When they could not resolve a minor issue completely, they immediately offered to comp our next meal. The recreational facilities are first rate. We had to travel to Sarasota for a family emergency and were able to get a reservation on short notice. We paid extra for the package that included parking and unlimited use of the recreational facilities. It was a real bargain. The restaurant served delicious meals and offered good variety. The breakfast buffet was outstanding. Our room was clean and comfortable with a great view of the arts center. We were minutes away from the Ringling Museum, downtown, Marina Jack's, the waterfront, shopping and the beaches.

Room Tip: Higher rooms have better views.
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Green Features: All standard environmental practices were in evidence.
  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rhett W, Director of Sales at Hyatt Regency Sarasota, responded to this review, September 17, 2014
Thank you very much for your feedback and for your continued patronage! Just let us know what it will take to earn that 5th star on your next stay. Thank you again and see you soon!
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Brandon, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My husband and I lately have not had the best experiences with hotels. This hotel surpassed our expectations. We expected far less and were pleasantly surprised with the friendly staff and wonderful atmosphere. We'll definitely come again. I felt completely rejuvenated when I left with my husband. I can't wait to return for an occasional family retreat as well. I agree with the other comments about the marina view from the balcony. It was nice. We loved the comfy beds so much we search the beds for labels and I can't wait to go shopping for our very own mattress.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rhett W, Director of Sales at Hyatt Regency Sarasota, responded to this review, September 17, 2014
Thank you so much for your great review! We are thrilled to hear that we surpassed your expectations as we strive to do this with each and every one of our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back soon - thanks again!
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Summerville, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Hadn't been in this hotel in 22 years. WOW! The redesigns and colors are excellent. What a great swimming pool environment with a great bar. My kids really enjoyed the dive in movie at the cave in the pool complex. Can rent kayaks and paddle boards or boat charters right there in the harbor. Rooms are pleasanty even though they are a bit small. Close to all the shopping and dining on St Armonds Circle and close to Lido and Siesta Beaches. Walk downtown for some good art and atmosphere.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rhett W, Director of Sales at Hyatt Regency Sarasota, responded to this review, September 17, 2014
Thank you so much for the great review - we really appreciate your feedback and value your patronage. We think our location is ideal too! Also glad to hear that you and your family were able to enjoy the hotel activities and amenities. We look forward to possibly welcoming your family back to the Hyatt during your next trip to Sarasota!
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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

I think we got our room for $139 on hotwire so I wasn't expecting much. For what I was expecting I was quite happy. Our room was large and seemed updated recently. The beds and pillows were comfy. The bathroom was just ok. Our room had a nice view of a marina and swimming pool. I suggest you ask for a room facing the Marina(believe it is south side). Two issues were our windows had black stuff all over them(it may have been sealant), and there was a piece of trash on one of the shelves when we arrived. The person who checked us in was pleasant and knowledgeable about the area(Justin Henry). Would stay again.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rhett W, Director of Sales at Hyatt Regency Sarasota, responded to this review, September 17, 2014
Thank you very much for your review! We are going over your comments with our Engineering and Housekeeping teams to ensure that those items are remedied - we are in the midst of caulking/sealing some of our windows which is what was likely the case in your room...our apologies and I hope you were able to enjoy the view nonetheless! We really appreciated the feedback and look forward to possibly welcoming you back to Hyatt during your next visit.
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Additional Information about Hyatt Regency Sarasota

Address: 1000 Boulevard Of The Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Sarasota
#7 Romantic Hotel in Sarasota
#9 Business Hotel in Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hyatt Regency Sarasota 4*
Number of rooms: 294
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in a beautiful resort like setting with our own private marina on Sarasota Bay, Hyatt Regency Sarasota is 3 miles from the Sarasota/Bradenton airport and minutes from white sand beaches and the premier theaters, restaurants, museums and attractions of Florida's cultural coast. Hyatt Regency Sarasota's oasis of lush gardens, sparkling blue water and relaxed elegance combines with the year-round temperate climate of Sarasota Bay to set the ideal backdrop for a perfect meeting destination in a beautiful resort-like setting. Once inside the viibrant "new" rooms you'll discover why our unique blend of business and pleasure come together as you experience our elegant design theme enhanced views of Sarasota Bay and its natural beauty. The Hyatt Regency Sarasota has completed a 22 million dollar transformation where guests will enjoy newly appointed guestrooms, lobbys and restaurants. ... more   less 
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